Conrad (Connie) J. Braun, Jr.

Conrad (Connie) J. Braun, Jr. passed away unexpectedly at the KU Medical Center on July 12, 2019.

He was born on January 8, 1932, in Kansas City, Kansas, as the son of Conrad and Josephine Braun. He graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1950 and went on to earn his degree from Baker University in 1956.

At Baker University, he was a member and President of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and played both varsity basketball and football. He served in the United States Army for 2 years following college.

He married Phyllis Flickinger on August 12, 1956. They were married for 63 years. She survives at the home. Other survivors include a son, Stanley, of Baldwin City, and a son, Martin and his wife Terry, and three grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, and Katherine, all of Baldwin City.

Mr. Braun was a science teacher at Baldwin High School where he also coached varsity basketball. He produced several state championship teams during his coaching years. After retiring, he drove the school bus where he loved the children and kept up with many of his former students.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

The family suggests memorials to the Dr. Stanley and Marguerite Flickinger Scholarship Fund, in care of: Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, 66006.

Private graveside services will be held at a future date.

Messages & Condolences

From Andrew E Mitchell...

My condolences on the passing of Conrad. My dad worked with him at Quaker and thought highly of Mr. Braun.

From Jay Pratt...

One of my favorite teachers/coaches. My heartfelt condolences to Phyllis, Stan, Marty, and family!! God Bless Coach Braun!

From Kevin W Wright...

Conrad just learned of your passing. It has been a few years but you are one of those persons indelibly etched in to who I am as an adult beginning with your impressions on me and Marty’s other incorrigible friends as wayward youth. Our loss, heaven’s gain.

From Steve Gish...

Coach Braun meant a great deal to me. He pushed me and helped me a great deal on the court and in the classroom. I always enjoyed talking to him.

From Ken & Theresa Bateson (McCrary)...

Marty,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs your way!

From Shirlene Cummings Yohe...

Marty, Stan and family. I’m sorry for your loss. My condolences

From Karen Parsons-Haupt...

Best teacher/ friend. Such a great smile. He will be missed. Prayers to all your family.

From Kathy Stotts Juby...

Phyllis, Stan and Marty. I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Mr. Braun as always being kind and friendly.

From Mary Wolford...

Connie was one of my favorite regulars at Allen’s Restaurant. Condolences to his family and friends.

From David Routh...

Wow, what a shock. My condolences to Phyllis and family. He was so distraught when Phyllis was having health problems recently. He told me he had never prayed so hard in all his life. He was so grateful as her health improved. What a lovely couple! I’ll miss our talks at the Kwik Shop as I ran into him there often!

From Christy Steil...

I’m so very sorry to hear this sad news. Mr. Braun was a favorite of mine. He was a kind and compassionate man. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and he put up with me in High School! He will be missed. Sending love and condolences to the family.

From Penny Westgate...

My very deepest condolences. Im sure “Mr Braun” will be terribly missed by many.

From Chris Ridley...

Coach Braun influences me a lot in the way I taught students and coached. Our 1974 basketball team was a runnin’ And gunnin’ bunch. He helped bring the fast break back to Baldwin basketball. Condolences to his family. He will be missed.

From Rosie Rappard...

A very kind and caring man. I have good memories of him throughout my school years and lifetime. Always professional and always kind. I specifically am grateful for when he came to my sons trial to support me. May they meet in heaven. Love to Phyllis and the family.

From Connie and John Hey...

Phyllis, our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Connie was a wonderful person. Whenever I would see him around town I would say, ” Hi Connie ” and he would reply, ” Hi Connie”, then we would laugh together! I will miss that connection that we had.

From Karen Raney Smith...

Dear Phyllis, I am so very sorry! Our families have always seemed so close despite the many miles between us.
Much love to you, Stan, and Marty & family Karen Raney Smith

From Lisa Howard...

Phyllis & family- so sorry for your loss. I will certainly miss seeing Conrad’s around town.

From Kay Bradley...

My sincerest sympathy for your unexpected loss of Connie.

From Stefanie Macfarlane...

My deepest condolences. I was very sad to hear of Conrad’s death. I met him at the Senior Resource Center a few weeks ago when we both found out that I grew up in the city in Germany where he spent his Army time. We were going to meet again to talk about Germany. He will be missed!

From Linda Elliott...

From Linda Elliott
I am saddened to hear of your loss. I know Conrad from USD348. I looked forward each month to see him. When he came in to pick up his payroll check for driving the school bus.

From Craig Jacob...

To the Braun family was saddened to hear of your loss. I know Conrad from his working at Quaker Oats in Lawrence. He was a good supervisor to work for and with. Prayers are with you.

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